Managing Director

Alisha Hathaway


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Managing Director

Alisha Hathaway

Alisha Hathaway is a veteran business leader and expert in executive recruiting, client relationship development and management and thought leadership.  

For more than 20 years, Ms. Hathaway has developed a robust career advising and assisting leaders to identify business challenges, building high-functioning teams and leadership strategies, including succession and executive assessment.  She has established deep relationships with C-suite executives and thought leaders in Fortune 500 companies, global media and non-profit organizations. 

Before joining The Alexander Group, Ms. Hathaway was with Russell Reynolds Associates, advising clients on leadership roles, including CEO, CMO and COO in professional services, media and technology, social impact and other mission-driven organizations. 

Prior to her executive search career, Ms. Hathaway served as Vice President of Integrated Media Programs at CNBC where she worked with some of the world’s most impactful companies and organizations, building the company’s thought leadership powerhouse, anchored in impactful marquis events and councils. 

Other media appointments include Global Vice President of Executive Conferences and Events and The Atlantic Media Company as Managing Director and Publisher.

Ms. Hathaway is based in Washington, D.C.


  • UC Santa Barbara

    Bachelor of Arts, Communication

Industry Experience

Legal and Professional Services
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Professional Services

What do you think differentiates The Alexander Group from other executive search firms?

We are client-focused more than we are bottom-line focused. We want to build long-term relationships with our clients, and our 35 years in business reflect that we are meeting that goal.

What’s the highest compliment a client can give you?

“You have saved our organization.” “How do we decide between two outstanding candidates?” “You are more than a recruiter—you are an important part of our team.”

What do you think is the most difficult part of executive search, and how do you respond to it?

In starting a search, you don’t know if you will have to make 30 calls or 300 calls to identify the perfect candidate. By the time companies call us, they are in a hurry. We must be strategic and innovative while being nimble and moving with alacrity.

What do you love about your work?

I love the variety of my practice, including learning about new industries, new clients and the management teams that make our clients special. I also like the travel, which is good because I flew 225,000 miles last year.

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